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David McKee, through Elmer, subtly indicates that it's okay to be different and Elmer books have been described as 'a tonic to read' - Child Education, and 'a treat not to be missed.' - WHS Showcase.

Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since the first book was published in 1989. Now a modern classic, Elmer is known to millions. 

He's a cheeky character with many friends - his cousin Wilbur who loves playing practical jokes, his grandpa Eldo and most recently, Rose, a blushing pink elephant.

Elmer's adventures are available in printed formats as well as on a variety of digital platforms such as Me Books, the Apple iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, and Signed Stories (audio-visual for the deaf). There are four Elmer Apps available on the Apple App Store too, made by OceanHouse Media (see downloads below).

Click here to go to the Elmer Shop.


Here is a list of books in the "Elmer" series.


Here are some downloads for Elmer.